We identify a new enzymatic activity underlying metastasis in breast cancer and describe its susceptibility to therapeutic inhibition. We show that human prune (h-prune), a phosphoesterase DHH family appertaining protein, has a hitherto unrecognized cyclic nucleotide phosphodiesterase activity effectively suppressed by dipyridamole, a phosphodiesterase inhibitor. h-prune physically interacts with nm23-H1, a metastasis suppressor gene. The h-prune PDE activity, suppressed by dipyridamole and enhanced by the interaction with nm23-H1, stimulates cellular motility and metastasis processes. Out of 59 metastatic breast cancer cases analyzed, 22 (37%) were found to overexpress h-prune, evidence that this novel enzymatic activity is involved in promoting cancer metastasis.

Prune cAMP phosphodiesterase binds nm23-H1 and promotes cancer metastasis

Carotenuto P;ZOLLO, MASSIMO
2004

Abstract

We identify a new enzymatic activity underlying metastasis in breast cancer and describe its susceptibility to therapeutic inhibition. We show that human prune (h-prune), a phosphoesterase DHH family appertaining protein, has a hitherto unrecognized cyclic nucleotide phosphodiesterase activity effectively suppressed by dipyridamole, a phosphodiesterase inhibitor. h-prune physically interacts with nm23-H1, a metastasis suppressor gene. The h-prune PDE activity, suppressed by dipyridamole and enhanced by the interaction with nm23-H1, stimulates cellular motility and metastasis processes. Out of 59 metastatic breast cancer cases analyzed, 22 (37%) were found to overexpress h-prune, evidence that this novel enzymatic activity is involved in promoting cancer metastasis.
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